Lindsay Lohan's former fiancé has vehemently denied the abuse allegations levelled against him by the Hollywood actress. Russian business man Egor Tarabasov accused the Mean Girl star of launching a smear campaign in the wake of their split, vowing to clear his name.
"It has come to my attention that my former fiancée, Lindsay Lohan, is planning a new smear campaign against me in the Russian and international media," he told E! News. "There were numerous attempts to discredit my name by inaccurately portraying the nature of our relationship, publishing distorted facts, and making false accusations."
The 23-year-old added that although he initially chose not to address the "harmful and false statement" his reputation was now in jeopardy and that he was prepared to take legal action to protect his name.
"Today, I would like to state that all accusations made, and about to be made, by Lindsay against me are not true," he said. "I refuse to be dragged into the media storm created in the aftermath of our breakup. I will not be making any more statements with regards to my former relationship with Lindsay, but I will use all possible legal means to protect my name and reputation."
In August Lohan's broke her silence over her romance after images emerged of a violent altercation between the pair during a holiday on the Greek island of Mykonos to celebrate her 30th birthday. Police were also called to their Knightsbridge flat in London after another row escalated.
At the time she told the Daily Mail, that he had been physically abusive to her on more than one occasion, after he "drank too much."
Tarabasov was reacting to his former lover's most recent interview with Russian television's Channel One in which she revealed more disturbing details about their volatile relationship. "I went to bed and he broke into my house. He started strangling me," she said. "I feared that Egor may splash acid in my face. I jumped out to the balcony and shouted with all my force, 'He's trying to kill me, call the police!' I am lucky to come to Moscow to speak."